Derry City & Strabane Tourism 2025 sets out priorities and activities to help us double visitor spend to £100million and create 1000 additional jobs in the sector by 2025. The development of the strategy was an action identified in the Strategic Growth Plan which highlighted tourism as a key sector for economic growth and job creation and was developed following extensive consultation with tourism partners and stakeholders.

Tourism currently attracts almost 283,000 overnight visitors to Derry City & Strabane District and contributes over £50m to the local economy. This in turn supports over 4,685 tourism jobs which makes up 8.7% of total jobs in the City and District.


A Strategic Tourism Partnership made up of stakeholders from the private and public sector has been established to oversee the implementation of the strategy.

Derry City & Strabane District Council
Invest NI
LCMA hotels
Tourism Ireland
Tourism NI
Visit Derry

A New Level of Ambition – Derry City & Strabane District Tourism 2018-2025